Stedman Bailey talks recovery, potential return to NFL
After he was shot in the head twice last November, doctors told Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey that his days in the NFL were most likely over. Today, he is defying the odds and making his way toward a comeback.
In a six-minute documentary called "Steddy Ambition," Bailey detailed the events of Nov. 24, 2015, and provided an update on his recovery.
Via GFCoyle on YouTube:
In the video above, Bailey describes how his son — Stedman Bailey Jr. — has served as a motivating factor in his rehabilitation. The 5-foot-10, 194-pound pass-catcher is also seen working out and lifting weights. He admits that there has been a "huge drop-off" in the amount of weight he can lift since the accident.
Bailey, who played in eight games before finishing this past season on the reserve/non-football injury list, has spent three seasons with the Rams.The former third-round draft pick out of West Virginia still aims to have "at least" a ten-year career in the NFL, per the interview in the video embedded above.